ACR102 - Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

ASL111

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Andrew Groves

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL111

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour Class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online Seminar per week

Content

This unit provides an introduction to the structures and procedures of the criminal justice system from a critical perspective. The unit outlines the major characteristics of the investigation, prosecution, adjudication and correctional processes within the criminal justice system, and the key issues which impinge on contemporary criminal justice administration in Australia. The conduct of police investigations, prosecutorial decision-making and the executive administration of the prison system are explored. The unit adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice institutions and practices, and critically assesses the effectiveness of the system using contemporary criminological/socio-legal evidence.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online Exercises - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Presentation (400 words) - 10%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Research and Writing Exercise (1500 words) - 40%

Examination ( 2 hours) - 40%

Unit Fee Information

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